Originally Posted by mpantone
The funds from the winning bidder likely need to be transferred to an escrow account before he/she can take possession of the lot.
Note that the auction house gets a percentage, they certainly will not give up the lot without getting paid. There also might be some IRS paperwork to submit.
Moreover, the winning bidder may have not been physically present. Many auction bidders phone in their bids for anonymity, even if they have the means to attend the auction in person.
This is not a consumer grade auction like eBay or some local yokel auction. You don't use PayPal or a credit card for these types of transactions.
I have never posted anything so misunderstood on AI before ...
I simply was wondering out loud if there is actually such a thing as a fully working, sellable Mac Pro yet ... as in ... I want to buy one and want them to be ready ... Hence I was wondering if this proves there is (yippee) or if perhaps this was a mock up (sigh) just for now. Obviously I know the buyer will get a working model at some point.
I was not requiring endless posts explaining the auction process ... but thank you anyway.
If I could go back and re write my post I would